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Archived Since:August 30, 2011

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ACME, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney

Hot summers, BMX bikes and Sunny Boys. One bite of the baloney sandwich ($8) at ACME and you're guaranteed a flashback to your Aussie childhood. Remember devon sandwiches with tomato sauce on white bread? Head chef Mitch Orr takes you on a trip down memory lane but elevates the experience. Show More Summary

Brutti ma buoni Italian hazelnut biscuits + white bean dip recipes for the "bring a plate" dilemma

Bring a plate. Those three little words that are guaranteed to make my hands go clammy and my heart start to race. Because we all want to bring something faaaaaa-bulous to a gathering with friends, don't we? Something that's tasty, can be made in advance and will transport well. Show More Summary

Khao Pla, Chatswood

As if Thai iced tea wasn't tasty enough, Khao Pla go ahead and turn it into ice cream. It's an even more intense hit of strong tea laced with condensed milk, a distillation that seems to reflect the overall philosophy at Khao Pla. The...Show More Summary

Belle's Hot Chicken, Bluebonnet BBQ, Huxtaburger, Rockwell & Sons, Jimmy Grants and Breizoz French Crepes - Fitzroy and Collingwood eats

Fried chicken and waffles. If there was one place high on my list when I visited Melbourne, it was Belle's Hot Chicken. The former Belle's Diner has been revamped into a place of worship for all lovers of Southern-style fried chicken. Show More Summary

Melbourne CBD eats: Cumulus Up, Supernormal, Om Nom, Creperie Le Triskel, Fall from Grace and Gami

Trust me. Duck waffle with foie gras and prune is as good as it sounds. The piped rosettes of foie gras parfait might look like icing, but there's an elegant silkiness to its texture, the richness cut through by dabs of prune puree. The waffle is warm and aromatic with crispy edges you can't help but savour. Show More Summary

Pub Life Kitchen at the Lord Wolseley Hotel, Ultimo

A burger with pork crackling?!? Now we're talking. You can expect this kind of madness every Wednesday at Pub Life Kitchen, a guaranteed kooky addition to the regular menu that head chef Jovan Curic calls the Burger Experiment. Pub Life...Show More Summary

Pho Toan Thang, Flemington

There might be a dozen restaurants near Flemington station but Pho Toan Thang is the only one you can guarantee will have a queue out the front. A long-held favourite with locals, the dining room is heaving with families, toddlers, couples, groups of friends and wizened pensioners. Show More Summary

Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, Haymarket Chinatown

Stinky tofu. Its infamy might precede itself but the version at the newly opened Three Lanes and Seven Alleys isn't half as scary as you'd think. Cubes of tofu have been deep-fried so they develop a golden shell. We can't detect much fermentation in the tofu cubes themselves, but the sauce on the side packs a heftier punch. Show More Summary

La Galette Patisserie, Merrylands

Here's the easiest and cheapest way to do a food tour. Head somewhere new and wander the streets. It's what we did when we visited Merrylands for the first time a couple of months ago, a suburb that caused several colleagues to be taken aback when I mentioned where I going. Show More Summary

Sokyo at The Star, Pyrmont

So everyone knows that the best sushi is the freshest, right? Not always. Ageing some types of fish - especially tuna - is a desired process that enhances its taste and texture, just like beef. It's a practice they carry out with pride...Show More Summary

Devon by Night, Surry Hills

It's been almost three months since Devon Cafe branched out into dinner service. By day, they're all about French toast, smoked salmon blinis, fried chicken burgers and hulking great muffins oozing with Nutella. There are a couple of...Show More Summary

Kefi Souvlaki Bar, Kingsgrove

We've had bacon with pancakes and fried chicken with waffles, but what about a gyros with sausage, egg and... a syrup-soaked donut? It's the kind of madcap offering that puts a glint in the eye of David Tsirekas. The Greek chef - ex-Perama...Show More Summary

Chaco Bar, Darlinghurst

Is this a yakitori bar in Tokyo? Nope. It's Chaco Bar in downtown Darlinghurst. You could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Stools line the long communal table running down the middle of the room, hanging wooden boards list the menu...Show More Summary

Pasta Goma, Sydney

Pasta. Eggs. Cream. Spicy cod roe. The Japanese affection for pasta is surpassed only by their keen adaption of an Italian nonna's cooking with a Japanese obaasan's twist. This fusion cuisine makes up the majority of the menu at Pasta...Show More Summary

Aria Persian Fast Food, Merrylands

Incredible brains and great tongue. (We’re talking Persian sandwiches – what did you think we were talking about?) It’s what everyone’s digging into at Aria Persian Fast Food. They sizzle them to order on the hot plate before pilingShow More Summary

LP's Quality Meats, Chippendale

Meat and smoke. You might be thinking American barbecue, but LP's Quality Meats is much more than that. Head chef Luke Powell (ex-Tetsuya's, and Mary's) is cranking out lamb bellies stuffed with Merguez sausage, smoked salmon and massive hunks of beef short rib - all put through a Southern Pride wood smoker shipped over from Texas. Show More Summary

Surry Hills Eating House, Surry Hills

Duck tongues. You can go quackers over them at the newest addition to the Spice I Am family, Surry Hills Eating House. Barely a month old, it's opened up in the spot once occupied by Harry's Chilli Crab. Relax. Harry's hasn't closed down. Show More Summary

Roast goose and suckling pig in Hong Kong: Yung Kee, Asiania and Tai Chung Wah

There are two things that should always be the top of your Hong Kong eating list: roast goose and suckling pig. Cantonese-style roast goose, in particular, is a delicacy we rarely get to enjoy in Sydney. In Hong Kong, it's almost as commonplace as roast duck, cooked to the same level of juiciness with a slightly gamier taste to the flesh. Show More Summary

Do Dee Paidang Thai Noodle Bar and Cafe, Haymarket Chinatown

So you think you can eat chilli? You haven’t met the Do Dee Super Nova. It’s the hottest tom yum soup on the menu at Do Dee Paidang, the third branch of this buzzing Thai eatery to open in Sydney. The new Haymarket branch joins outlets...Show More Summary

Seven of Melbourne's best cafes

If coffee is your drug of choice, Melbourne will have you wired in no time. There are so many great cafes spread throughout the city you're spoilt for choice, and while Sydney's coffee playground tends to be dominated by a handful of...Show More Summary

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